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Origami’s Sean Salvas, Sr. Market Strategy Lead-EHS, gives us a look at Origami’s newest Occupational Health Offering, part of our integrated Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) platform

On behalf of Origami’s EHS team, I’m excited to announce the launch of our occupational health offerings, part of a single, fully integrated EHS platform, available on web and mobile.

ehs platform wheel
Origami released the occupational health offering on its integrated EHS platform. Other solutions include safety management, process safety management, and environmental management, all available on web and mobile with robust dashboards and analytics.

We know EHS team members’ primary objectives are to keep their employees safe – but they often lack the tools to do this efficiently and effectively in an organized fashion. Within our occupational health solution, we built out both industrial hygiene and ergonomics tools to help EHS leaders take a more scientific approach to ensuring employees are protected from potential stressors in the work environment. 

Industrial Hygiene 

Our industrial hygiene offerings include similar exposure group (SEG) management, qualitative exposure assessments (QEA), and sampling plans and events to help you identify physical, chemical, and biological stressors in the workplace in order to mitigate the potential risks associated with those stressors. 

With SEG management, you can quickly and easily group workers into job profiles to assess health risks based on exposure conditions related to location, job, task, process, and equipment used. When combined with QEA, which enables you to estimate risks for each SEG based on data or best professional judgment, you can easily prioritize SEGs for sampling, investigation, monitoring, controls, and medical surveillance. It’s also an effective tool for quick and easy communication and knowledge transfer. 

visual display of SEG and QEA
Visual display of SEGs and associated QEAs enables you to quickly and easily visualize job tasks and associated exposure risks, as well as prioritizing the riskiest groups for resourcing and sampling

With sampling plans and events, you can validate and fine tune assumptions of workplace risk by: 

  • Generating sampling plans 

  • Logging data for each sample electronically and tying the data to each sampling plan, calibration needed for your test equipment, type of sampling method, number of samples taken, required PPE, and number of samples 

  • Comparing samples to industry and regulatory standards, such as OSHA permissible exposure limits (PEL) and NIOSH or ACGIH recommended limits 

This helps you prioritize the most important risks for sampling, improve communication and knowledge sharing, and provide electronic documentation in case of the need for litigation support or follow-up exposure monitoring. 

example of origami risk sampling plan
For each sampling plan, you can electronically log relevant details including testing equipment calibration and related samples.


One of the biggest stressors we hear about from our clients, especially those in the manufacturing industry, are physical ones – which is why evaluating ergonomic risks is so essential to preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). 

For EHS leaders and ergonomists, we provide eight common ergonomic assessments based on industry best practices that can be configured to your needs: 

  • NIOSH Lifting Equation 

  • Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) 

  • Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) 

  • Office Ergonomics Self Assessment  

  • Industrial Ergonomics Assessment 

  • Ergonomics Quick Screen Assessment 

  • Strain Index 

  • WISHA Lifting Tool 

Origami Risk Ergonomics Quick Screen Assessment
The Ergonomics Quick Screen Assessment is one of the eight ergonomics assessment tools available preconfigured in Origami Risk.

These assessments can be used to help identify risks related to posture, work/rest cycles, force, and repetition and ensure proper controls, procedures, and work practices to help prevent MSDs. Due to Origami’s powerful analytics capabilities, the data collected from these assessments are quickly and easily visualized so that rapid action can be taken based on real time insight. 

example of Origami Risk Ergo Dashboard
Data collected via ergonomics assessments can be quickly and easily analyzed and reported on.
To learn more about our fully integrated EHS platform or occupational health offerings, watch our 5-minute solution overview video. Still have questions? Start a conversation with us or request to see the solution in-action